EARLI Conference, 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction. edition:12 location:Budapest date:August 28 - September 1 2007
Although many educators help others to develop oral presentation skills, little research is available to direct the instructional design activities of these educators. In the present article an explorative study with university freshman is described, in which goal-setting, self-reflection, and several characteristics of the subjects during oral presentations were analysed. The research results emphasize the critical impact of motivational constructs, such as self-efficacy, goal orientation, next to the topic of the oral presentation.